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Hisbah arrests mother of 7 for ‘being married to 2 men at same time’




Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano state Hisbah Board has arrested a woman, Hauwa Ali, a resident of Mariri quarters in Kumbotso local government for allegedly marrying a second man while she was still married to her first husband who had fallen ill.

KANO FOCUS reports that Ms Hauwa’s first husband Bello Ibrahim, 45, reported the matter to the Hisbah command, accusing his wife’s second hubby Bala Abdussalam, 40, of illegally marrying his wife despite knowing she was married.

It was gathered that Ms Hauwa, 30, had produced seven children to the two men–six for Mr Ibrahim and one for Mr Abdussalam.

The woman was said to have lived with Mr Ibrahim for 15 years before he took ill and relocated to Bauchi, where he had stayed for two years.

Mr Ibrahim told KANO FOCUS that he had traveled to his hometown of Bauchi state to seek medical treatment after he took ill, only to return and find another man occupying his house.

‘I almost beat the impostor to coma’

“I relocated to my home town in Bauchi when I was critically ill to seek for medical treatment, and I left my wife along with my six children to cater them.

“But to my surprise when I came back home I just found another man in my house claiming my wife as his,”  Mr Ibrahim explained.

“I was so furious with the impostor that I almost picked up a stick to beat him up but I changed my mind and decided to report him to the authorities,” he added.

Mr Ibrahim said he wants the Hisbah officials to return his wife to him and take action against his rival.

‘She is my wife’

However, reacting to the claim, Ms Hauwa’s second hubby Mr Abdussalam said he married her with her consent after paying N20,000 dowry to her.

He said he never knew that Ms Hauwa was still married to Mr Ibrahim, noting that she told him she was divorced and that was why he agreed to marry her.

“ I dated Hauwa since she was young but God destined that she would marry Mr Ibrahim. But when she called me and told me she was divorced, I asked her to marry me,” he recalled.

“I gave her N20, 000 as her dowry and left for a business trip outside the state.
“She later called me on phone and said her parents had agreed to our marriage which we conducted soon after.

“Today I have an 11-month child with her. This man then appeared from nowhere and claimed that she is his wife, ” Mr Abdussalam explained.

‘He divorced me’

On her part, Ms Hauwa said she married her second hubby Mr Abdussalam after Mr Ibrahim divorced her.

“Before my first husband fell ill, I asked him to divorce me, and without hesitation he divorced me.

“I was living in his house after the divorce to cater for the children because I didn’t know where to go with them, and he left for Bauchi claiming he was ill.

“After he (Mr Ibrahim) divorced me, he promised that he will never take me back as his wife, hence I had the freedom to marry another man,” she said.

But Mr Ibrahim dismissed Ms Hauwa’s claim, insisting that he never divorced her.

Speaking on the controversy,  Director-General of Hisbah, Dr Aliyu Musa said the case would be taken to court.

He said the board has already forwarded the necessary documents on the case to the court.


Editor’s note: The initial headline of this story indicated that Ms Hauwa had six children. But a careful review shows that she actually has seven children. The error is regretted.

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Kano Chamber of Commerce to name Centre after Dangote




Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


The Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture, KACCIMA, has said it is making plans to name a proposed Trade and Convention centre after the President/CE, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote. 

“The new Council of KACCIMA plans to name the centre, Aliko Dangote Trade and Convention Centre after its completion in 3 years’ time,”

KANO FOCUS reports that the President of KACCIMA, Garba Imam, made the pronouncement in Kano on the sideline of the ongoing 44th Kano International Trade Fair edition themed, ‘Economic Diversification, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development’

Dangote Industries, DIL, is a major sponsor of the 2023 fair.

Imam told newsmen that Mr. Dangote has contributed enormously to economic development of Nigeria and the Sub-Saharan Africa through his highly acclaimed Conglomerate.

“Nigerians are now waiting eagerly for Dangote Refinery for a sigh of relief.

“By partnering Dangote, we hope to drive economic development of Kano and restore its past glory as the largest commercial hub in Northern Nigeria.

“Apart from infrastructure development, the new Council of KACCIMA is also working with the Nigeria Gas project- the gas pipeline from Obajana, to Kano, Katsina and Maradi to know how Kano Industries would benefit.

As well as Kano, KADUNA railway line because it will reduce freight of raw materials and other products.

Imam said that the major concern of the Chamber is to drive economic growth and manufacturing rebound following the collapse of many factories in Kano state.

Imam disclosed further that the project was approved by the Kano state government in 2021.

He expressed the belief that Dangote, as a son of the soil will impact its execution and implementation and assist KACCIMA achieve self-sufficiency and sustainability.

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Kano Govt commits to supporting Quranic recitation competition



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim



The Kano State Government has reaffirmed its dedication to fostering Qur’anic recitation competitions among students and bolstering Islamic education in the state.

KANO FOCUS reports that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf expressed this commitment during the opening ceremony of 38th annual Qur’anic recitation competition held at the Conference Hall of the School for Arabic Studies in Kano.

Represented by the State Commissioner of Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, Governor Yusuf emphasized that his administration considers the enhancement of Islamic education, particularly Qur’anic recitation and memorization across all educational levels, as a pivotal responsibility.

Highlighting Kano’s longstanding prominence in national and international Qur’anic recitation, Gov. Yusuf noted the state’s continuous leadership in this realm.

The State Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Umar Haruna Doguwa, represented by Director of Arabic Education and Islamic Studies, Alhaji Bashir Mu’azu, announced the government’s plan to construct toilets and implement solar systems in Tsangaya schools across the state.

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, represented by Wazirin Kano Alhaji Sa’adu Shehu Gidado, lauded the state government and the organizers of the Qur’anic recitation competition.

He commended their unwavering dedication to uplifting the sanctity of the Holy Qur’an, citing the competition as a testament to their commitment.

The Emir emphasized the competition’s profound impact on engaging youth in the study and memorization of the Holy Qur’an.

Acting Chairman of the Kano State Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools Management Board, Comrade Bala Baba Sha’aibu, expressed gratitude for the state government’s sponsorship of the Qur’anic recitation competitions.

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Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints New Head of Civil Service



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved with immediate effect, the appointment of Alhaji Abdullahi Musa as the new Head of Civil Service.

KANO FOCUS reports that The appointment followed the recent voluntary resignation of the former Head of Service, Alhaji Usman Bala Mni who was retained by the present administration from its inception in May, 2023.

A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakintofa said the new Head of Service is a seasoned civil servant who served in various government Ministries, departments and agencies in Kano for over three decades.

An indigene of Kiru Local Government area, Abdullahi Musa served as the Permanent Secretary Kano Government House, Council Affairs Directorate, Administration and General Services of Cabinet Office, Ministry of Special Duties, and Servicom Directorate.

He is a graduate of BSc. International Relations from prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and bagged a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration from Bayero University, Kano and another Masters degree in Strategy and Security Administration from Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

Governor Abba Kabir urged the new Head of Civil Service of the state to discharge his responsibility within the confines of the civil service rules and regulations.

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